Jan. 17, 2007
WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross head football coach Tom Gilmore and athletic director Richard M. Regan, Jr., have announced the 2007 schedule for the Crusaders. The slate features six home contests, and four games against schools which won or shared a conference title in 2006.
"This is one of the most challenging schedules Holy Cross has played in some time," said Gilmore. "We open up with UMass, one of our old New England rivals, who should be one of the top ranked teams in the country. We will also face some of the top teams in the Ivy League, with all four New England Ivy League schools on the schedule, in addition to taking on our traditional Patriot League rivals. We are really looking forward to the 2007 season and all of the great competition we will face."
The Crusaders will open the season on Sept. 1 with a trip to 2006 Atlantic 10 champion Massachusetts, which advanced to last year's NCAA Division I-AA championship game. After an off week, Holy Cross will then play host to Harvard in its home opener on Sept. 15. The Crusaders stay at home to take on Georgetown in their Patriot League opener on Sept. 22, before facing off with 2006 Ivy League co-champion Yale on Sept. 29, as part of Family Weekend.
Holy Cross hits the road for a contest at Brown on Oct. 6, before returning to Fitton Field to face Dartmouth on Oct. 13. The Crusaders then begin a three-game road trip at 2006 Patriot League co-champion Lehigh on Oct. 20. Holy Cross next travels to Bucknell on Oct. 27, before heading to Fordham on Nov. 3. The Crusaders conclude the 2007 season with a pair of home games, against 2006 Patriot League co-champion Lafayette on Nov. 10, and Colgate on Nov. 17.
The Crusaders are scheduled to open spring practice on Thursday, March 22. The annual spring game is set for Saturday, April 21.